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 By Melissa Riley, MHA, RDN, LDN

Tacos are an easy meal that everyone loves and they can be healthy! They can also be individualized to each member of your family. Choose lean beef, chicken, or even black beans for the protein. Add lots of veggies for toppings such as grilled onions and peppers, corn, tomatoes or salsa, lettuce, and avocado. You can also substitute taco shells with bell pepper boats or a baked sweet potato. Be sure to use portion control when topping with cheese and sour cream. Most of all, don’t forget to have fun with it! 


  • Tortilla shells (corn, flour, wheat, low carb, cauliflower)
  • Protein: chicken, pulled pork, fish, shrimp or even black beans
  • Toppings: lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream, avocado, corn, salsa, lime juice 

Set your ingredients up on the kitchen counter so your kids can help themselves!



Warm up your choice of tortilla


Pick your protein and layer it on your tortilla.


Get creative with toppings! You can never have too many veggies! Try experimenting with pineapple, mango, coleslaw, jalapenos, sweet peppers, or pickled veggies to change up the flavor.


Enjoy! Try a different combination of proteins and flavors on each tortilla!•